Friday crash claims life of elderly Lake Arthur woman

(Source: MGN Online)
(Source: MGN Online)

ACADIA PARISH, LA (KPLC) - An 82-year-old Lake Arthur woman died in an early morning accident on Friday, according to Louisiana State Police.

Killed was Gloria Pousson, a passenger in one of the vehicles involved.

Troopers say it happened on La. 100 at La. 91 in Acadia Parish.

According to troopers, at 7:50 a.m., 57-year-old Gary Daigle, of Church Point, was driving a 2007 Dodge truck west on La. 100 approaching La. 91.

Troopers said a 2004 Ford SUV, driven by 55-year-old Elizabeth Scott, of Iota, was traveling east on La. 100 approaching Daigle.

Troopers said for reasons still under investigation, Daigle turned left into the path of Scott's vehicle, and struck her passenger side.

Daigle was not restrained and was not injured in the crash. Scott was restrained and was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

Pousson was a passenger in Scott's vehicle. Troopers said she was restrained but sustained fatal injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Acadia Parish Coroner.

It is unknown if impairment was a factor in the crash, however, troopers obtained toxicology samples and they will be submitted to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

This crash remains under investigation.

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